Lost and Found: A Practical Look at Orphan Works

For those of you keeping tabs on the orphan works debate:

Lost and Found: A Practical Look at Orphan Works

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

6:00 – 8:00 pm

New York City Bar Association

42 West 44th Street

New York, NY 10036

The Art Law Committee and the Copyright and Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar Association, in conjunction with Columbia Law School’s Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, will host a public discussion of proposed legislation regarding use of “orphan works.” What standards will apply to the search for copyright owners of such works? How will infringement claims be handled? What is the role of registries with respect to such works? Join us for a discussion of these and other related issues.


  • Brendan M. Connell, Jr., Director and Counsel for Administration, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
  • Frederic Haber, Vice President and General Counsel, Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
  • Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director, American Society of Media Photographers
  • Maria Pallante, Associate Register for Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office
  • Charles Wright, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Legal and Business Affairs, A&E Television Networks


  • June M. Besek, Executive Director, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts